Today marks what would have been the seventieth birthday of Len Wein. Also known as Lively Len, he is a longtime comic book writer who is best remembered as the creator of Swamp Thing for DC Comics and Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, and Nightcrawler for Marvel Comics. Sadly, he died on September 10, 2017 following a lifetime of various health issues.
He was a writer on X-Men, Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers: United They Stand, and The Super Hero Squad Show. He has been credited for his character creations on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, X-Men: Evolution, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, Hulk vs Wolverine, Marvel Anime: Wolverine, and Ultimate Spider-Man.